Arrest of Dr William Beanes



Y/M/D Description Place
1814/08/22 British Major Gen Robert Ross confiscates and sets up his head quarters at the home of Dr William Beanes in Upper Marlborough.
1814/08/24 Dr William Beanes tends to British wonded at the Battle of Bladensburg.
1814/08/25 Robert Bowie, Philip Weems and Trinity's senior warden, Dr William Beanes, lock up rowdy British troops in Prince George's County Jail. Trinity Episcopal Church, Upper Marlboro, MD
1814/08/26 British General Ross arrest Dr Beanes, Bowie and four others for treason. After releasing Bowie and the others, Roos takes Dr Beanes back to their ship, HMS Tonnant. Trinity Episcopal Church, Upper Marlboro, MD
1814/09/07 Francis Key and fellow lawyer working for the State Department, John Stuart Skinner, board the Tonnant in Chesapeake Bay.
1814/09/07 After a cordial diner, John Skinner provides Ross with letters from wounded British prisoners of war who described their good treatment by Dr Beanes. Ross agrees to release him, but they could not return to shore until after the attack on Baltimore.
1814/09/10 Under British guard, Dr Beanes, John Skinner and Francis Key return to the Minden, tied to a British ship floating on Chesapeake Bay, 8 miles off shore from Fort McHenry. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore, MD
1814/09/14 Seeing that the American flag was still flying over Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key writes the lines of an untitled poem on the back of a envelope he pulled from his pocket. The poem eventually became "The Star-Spangled Banner". Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore, MD

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